Integrating ed-tech in the classroom
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Integrating ed-tech in the classroom one step at a time with the SAMR Model

News

Thanks to the SAMR Model, teachers are able to determine whether the technology they are using in their classroom is enhancing or transforming teaching and learning activities. Ultimately, the model shows that in this day and age, teachers must focus on the transformation of learning, to prepare the students for the future and enhance their work-ready skills. Join our webinar to learn more about the practical part of the SAMR Model!

classroom robots
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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

K-12

Technology keeps evolving and so should our classroom learning methods, to keep up with these developments and to use them to our benefit. As teachers, it’s time to adapt and think of ways to blend our classroom learning with the latest in technology. Let’s take a look at how robots are currently being used in classrooms and try answering the question of the hour: Do robots have the potential to teach students in the future?

visual communication
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What educators can learn from marketers in terms of visual communication

Teachers

If nothing else, the key thing that both marketers and educators have in common is that they’re trying to create a deep, emotional connection between their audience and the message they’re trying to get across. But teachers still fill lessons with textbooks featuring page after page of dissections of topics that naturally keep students at arms length. It’s time educators learn something from marketers in terms of visual communication.

podcasting in the classroom
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Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using

E-learning

Podcasts are underutilized in the blended learning environment, especially in light of some stratospheric successes the medium can have. In today’s teaching environment, all but fizzing with new and innovative technologies, podcasts offer a form of digitally-enhanced quiet time, where students can find some downtime to listen and absorb content in a way that is less frenetic, goal-oriented or intrusive.

effective e-teachers
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Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Teachers

We all hope that the future generations, who have been taught using a blend of face-to-face and online education, will still recall the teachers (rather than the software) that made a difference. There are a few habits that great online instructors (I prefer e-teachers) employ to find that tricky balance between mapping out yards of content, and adding a pace, personality and enjoyment to their subjects. Here are three of them:

effective online teachers
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3 Habits of highly effective online teachers

E-learning

While face-to-face instruction allows teachers to inject their personality and tone into their lessons, it nonetheless demands that teachers be organised and creative. Online instruction in a K-12 e-learning environment also benefits when teachers are creative, but effective e-learning and e-teaching methods require different and more focused approach. Read on to discover three habits of highly effective online teachers!

technology can cultivate creative art skills in students
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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Teachers

Many schools have embraced Edtech in their curriculum when it comes to teaching subjects like science, math, history, geography, etc. But the true potential of EdTech will be left untapped until it is used to rekindle the interest around creative art, an area of education that seems to have been neglected by our school system. Let’s take a look at a few creative art skills and how they can be developed with the help of Edtech.

Digital collaboration skills
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5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master

Students

Online collaboration requires the characteristics we associate with a well-rounded, mature individual. Creating opportunities for your students to engage in online collaboration will therefore not only expose them to different, global ideas but will also test their intersocial abilities, emotional intelligence and develop their ability to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.

child involved in STEM learning
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The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning

Parents

The key to getting a child involved in these topics is to make them fun and easy to understand. With more teachers across the U.S. looking for ways to do just that, it’s easier than ever for parents to get involved, and technology plays a crucial role. With edtech at our fingertips at all times, STEM is the most accessible it’s ever been. Keep reading for some wonderful tips on how to help your child foster a love of these concepts.

HE Challenges: Fast Changing Digital Teaching Methods
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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Higher Ed

When it comes to improving completion rates, reducing tuition costs and helping universities to bridge the revenue gap, technology is part of the solution. In the case of fast changing digital teaching methods however, technology, and the need to adapt to it, is a part of the problem. Perhaps the higher education sector is due for major disruption.

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